Prior to the surgery I was concerned with the dorsal bump, deviated septum and crookedness of my nose. These were result form the car accident long time ago. When I came for the consult, I was quite impressed with his manners, and, stupid of me, I did not pay attention that he barely touched my nose. The consult was about 5 min. I realized that my nose was a big mess, but he reassured me that he would be able to correct all deformities.
The surgery went OK, though I had a lot of bruising, but I was OK with that. He refused to remove my bandage and packing in 7 days post op, saying that it is good to keep them for another week, considering the big damage to my nose form the accident. So, on day 14 post op, the bandage and packing were removed. Immediately after removal I saw a huge dorsal hump in the mirror, I felt so lost that all I could say was ” Is it going to go away?” – he just said “yes” and rushed away from the room. At 1-month post op check my hump was still really noticeable and felt hard like a bone.
I pointed to him at that, he started squishing that area with his fingers (which was very painful) and admitted that that was a bone, not just swelling, and offered to rasp that bump as soon as I could find time for that. I really was concerned about that, and I consulted with several doctors about rasping just 1 month post op, and these doctors did not recommend it at that point. I never came back to him anymore. At 11 months post op my nose crookedness and huge dorsal bump were very noticeable, I could not breathe on my right side before the surgery – after surgery I could not breathe on my left side.
Overall nose looked larger and wider than it was prior to rhinoplasty. Also, after the surgery my right nostril began to twitch every time my eyes blinked. Moreover, one of the stitches was left in the left nostril. When I called office about it, they said that it was going to dissolve eventually, but it did not. That area was sore and kept stinking like fish, which was not very pleasant at all. I waited for 11 months for the stitch to dissolve, finally it was removed by the great doctor who did my revision rhinoplasty in May 2018.
I understand that different complications may develop after surgery, such as scarring that may cause nose deformity, of course no one can predict it. But my concerns were seen 2 weeks post op, so I think that the surgery just was not well done. I had been depressed the whole time post op. I would NOT recommend him for rhinoplasty, especially if you have a lot of issues with your nose. He promises easily, but the results may be very different.